WELCOME!!!

The Community Outreach Center is here to help! There are various ways for everyone to get involved. Aside from having special events held on and off campus, we provide a variety of organizations within our office that have regularly scheduled engagements.

Alternative Spring Break

...sends students on week-long service trips as an exciting alternative to the typical spring break.

Past trips include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Trails
  • National Parks
  • Homeless Shelters

For more information, contact: asb.kutztown.edu

Big Brothers/Big Sisters C.O.U.L (Club of Unmatched Littles)

...targets the children who need us most--including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Big Brothers/Big Sisters C.O.U.L is a foster-like group program working with the children from Berks County, who are waiting to be placed with a Big of their own. Our program allows the opportunity for the children to be exposed to the college students who are outstanding role models for them.

For just a few hours, a couple of times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. There is a training meeting that all volunteers must attend before working with the kids. 

For more information, contact: coul@kutztown.edu

Environmental Issues

...works to establish volunteer projects that are dedicated to both enriching the local community as well as protecting the natural land and resources that surround us in the Berks County Area.

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Saucony Creek Clean Up
  • No Kill Cat Shelter
  • Hawk Mountain
  • Kutztown Clean Up

For more information, contact: environmentalissues@kutztown.edu

Issues of Health and Elderly

...promotes awareness of healthy habits among the college campus by offering a variety of resources, including workshops, wellness events and learning tools to promote a healthier college experience. 

This program also provides support to many local seniors within the Kutztown community and the greater Berks County area.

  • Blood Drive
  • Relay for Life
  • AIDs Awareness
  • Sex Ed Workshops

For more information, contact: issuesofhealth@kutztown.edu

Hunger and Homelessness

...seeks to improve the quality of life for people within our local communities. Our goal is to create awareness.

  • Friend Inc. Food Pantry
  • 6th Street Shelter Allentown
  • Oxfam America
  • Adopt an Apartment

For more information, contact @hungerhomelessness@kutztown.edu

Special Needs

...is devoted to providing services to local organizations with the mission of helping improve the quality of life for those with special needs--including children, adults and elderly with disabilities and disadvantaged situations.

  • Top Soccer
  • Special Olympics Swimming
  • Special Olympics
  • Prospectus Berco
  • Multi-Sensory Egg Hunt
  • Basketball and Bowling

For more information, contact: specialneeds@kutztown.edu

For more information on these programs or various opportunities, available through the center come to the office MSU 281 (next to PSECU) or send an e-mail to volunteer@kutztown.edu or check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kucommunityoutreachcenter

 

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